Roxelana here, or Jonalee if you prefer. Just wanted to find a place to
put all of the non-beaded flower research that I've been upto. So here it is.
This all came about when I decided that the reliquary flowers made of silk
thread and wire just needed to be duplicated. But of course there are no modern instructional books for this type of flower.
Granted, there are simular flowers out there today - but nothing as wonderful as the Northern European reliquary flowers created
in convents from about 1480 to 1520.
I'm very greatful to Stedelijke Musea Mechelen, Belgium, Museum
Schepenhuis for sending me awesome photos of some of the flowers in their collection. In addition I have museum pictures of
some flowers from most of the other places linked to this site. I have now seen all of the shrines in person, with the
exception of Ebstorf. If you would like more details or have specific questions about any of the shrines please contact me.